List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2012

More Than Human by Tim Flach

Bringing the viewer into close-up proximity with their animal subjects, painstakingly lit, carefully cropped for maximum graphic impact, More Than Human is the title of the latest series of photographs by Tim Flach. Gathering portraits of animals for his next book, the photographer invites us to discover stunning shots of various species, thus revealing facets of these animals more than human. The photographer gives us a splendid and heart-moving experience in a long and magnificent series of pictures. [More Wildlife Photography]

Darkened Cities – A Light Pollution Wake Up Call

French photographer Thierry Cohen invites us to discover his series of photographs called “Darkened Cities” wanting to raise awareness of the phenomenon of light pollution. With pictures retouched with talent, he wants to show us the largest cities of the world plunged into darkness with the starlight.

What Would Happen if the Intimate Inner-Child Inside Us is Completely Revealed?

This intriguing set of retouched photos entitled L’ Enfant Extérieur (The Outer Child) by Paris-based photo editor  Cristian Girotto with photography by Quentin Curtat attempts to impersonate the inner, young, instinctive, naïve child inside everyone of us. The artist describes: Without bothering Jung and its “Puer aeternus” or Pascoli with its “Little Boy”, we can certainly agree that, somewhere inside each of us, there’s a young core, instinctive, creative but also innocent and naïve. What would happen if this intimate essence would be completely revealed? L’ Enfant Extérieur (The Outer Child) takes into analysis this possibility, showing us a world of men in the shape of children, as… Read more »

DigitalGlobe’s Top 20 Satellite Images in 2012

In the beginning of December 2012, DigitalGlobe has announced the launch of their annual Top Satellite Image of the Year 2012 event, where experts have dug through the trillions of pixels photographed by their satellites and found 20 images that they think are especially amazing. It has been left to the audience to decide which ones is thought to be the most interesting, aesthetically pleasing and/or astounding. Where a voting is taking place on DigitalGlobe’s Facebook page album Top Image Contest – 2012 album. And the 5 out of 20 images with the most “likes” will make it to the final round. They will then… Read more »

Gibbs Farm of Sculptures

The park of sculptures is situated on the northern island of New Zealand and has a land area of 4 square km. It belongs to one of the richest businessman of New Zealand, Alan Gibbs, where the private park of art gets its name as Gibbs Farm. This open sky museum welcomes visitors, artists, educational institutions, charities and the public, by prior appointment only. The park posses modern art of world-known sculptors such as Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Bill Culbert, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy, Ralph Hotere, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Len Lye, Russell Moses, Peter Nicholls, Eric Orr, Tony Oursler, George Rickey, Peter… Read more »

Picture of the Day: Central Park Panorama

What you’re looking at is aerial photos stitched together to form one huge 3D panorama of Central Park in New York. captured by Russian photographer Sergey Semenov, he got the EPSON International Pano Awards 2012 (Panoramic Photography Competition) as Major Amateur Winner and as Amateur Award – Built Environment (including architecture and landscape). His art keeps your eyes interested in details of the picture and your mind busy with “how did he make this shot?” question. [Via The Pano Awards]

“Out of place” Photo Manipulations by Robert Rickhoff

Digitally manipulated images by artist Robert Rickhoff, graduate of Crossmedia Design at ArtEZ Enschede in Netherlands, will definitely make you look twice at them. The series of his work called “Out of Place” is provocative and fun at the same time. The artist tried to joke around our daily routine and familiar places and his ideas resulted into very fresh and realistic pictures. “I think without a concept, there’s nothing. Having found the concept, it´s a question of communicating this in the clearest and shortest way. Nothing superfluous or that can´t be justified, everything for a reason and everything with a… Read more »

The Submerged Roller Coaster by Sandy

The above photograph is from Stephen Wilkes, who has offered limited edition prints of this photo as part of the Art for Sandy Relief Project in collaboration with TIME’s photo editors. All net profits from print sales go towards six local charities. Here’s the artist’s statement: There are moments in journalism when the media captures the visual details of a disaster, yet sometimes misses the true scale of devastation. It was with that in mind that on Sunday, November 4th, I flew in a helicopter over a number of the most devastated areas hit by Superstorm Sandy. Specifically, the devastation in and around Seaside… Read more »

Watercolors Architecture by Maja Wrońska

Poland-based architecture student Maja Wrońska attending Warsaw University of Technology, has been drawing buildings and castles since she was a little girl. Poland’s skill requirements for architectural school prompted Maja to attend drawing classes, which changed her attitude towards drawing and gave her inspiration as a developing artist.  She has captured some lovely scenes from Paris, Venice, New York, Prague, Istanbul, Krakow and elsewhere. Her level of talent and detailing are beyond outstanding. Check out more of her paintings here. [Via Deviant Art]

Picture of the Day: Unsafe Journey

A spectacular catch by photographer Amy Helene Johansson of a woman riding between the railway carriages of a local train heading north from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Her luggage is tucked under the carriage in front of her. Trains are packed and many who fail to get tickets before they sell out or can’t afford buying them at the black market ride on the roof of the train or, like this woman, finds a quiet spot between the carriages. Quite the risky ride! [Via: Boston.com]

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